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Rest and Virtue

The command to keep the Sabbath is not a reasonable one. This command made no sense to the ancient Romans and it makes little sense to us modern people—we who are enveloped in the pursuit of the next best piece of technology, addicted to the…
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Resting in God

Are the redeemed of the Lord to keep the Sabbath? I would argue that the answer is yes. However, Yet the questions of how to do this and more importantly why we are to do this is the more pressing. Why would I do anything that expresses faith…

Paradox Idiom

Having been in the Orthodox Church for 23 years, I recognize a great gift received in that time. Specifically, I’ve acquired an additional lens with which to behold the wonder of God’s movement in time. This way of seeing, this lens, is…

Sabbath and God's Life

The keeping of the Sabbath day was and is necessarily communal. To keep the Sabbath day holy required, in the most basic way, to open up oneself to be present with and to the living God and with other human beings. In other words, the original…
Truth-Telling and Sin

Redeeming Time

As He did in the beginning, God dividing day and night, So the Word (from the beginning) To the nighted world brought light. Dust became what God created; Mankind, now, would He put on. “Let it be as you have stated,” Mary birthed…
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Sabbath Keeping as Sanctification, Part 2

Thus far I have been presenting (see https://theologicalresonance.com/sabbath-keeping-as-sanctification-part-1/) my reflections regarding the essential purpose of the biblical commands to keep Sabbath. And also why theologically it makes the…
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Sabbath Keeping as Sanctification, Part 1

The meaning of Sabbath has been on my mind much lately as I was able to take some down time due to the Christmas. The more I consider what it may mean to keep the Sabbath the more I have turned toward the human body and the doctrine of sanctification.…

The Heart of Sabbath

I have for many years been perplexed about the passages in Scripture regarding the Sabbath. Part of my response has been due directly to the fact that the church tradition I was raised in never taught about the Sabbath and so I was never given…

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